David Tennant to star in ‘Macbeth’ at the Donmar Warehouse

Max Webster will direct the Olivier-nominated actor in the Shakespeare play this winter. The Donmar Warehouse will also host the European premiere of Clyde’s.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

The “Scottish play” returns to London — David Tennant will lead Macbeth at the Donmar Warehouse later this year. The new Donmar Warehouse season also includes Lynn Nottage’s Tony Award-nominated play, Clyde's.

Tennant will play the title character in the Shakespeare tragedy. Macbeth marks Tennant’s first show at the Donmar Warehouse in over 20 years — he starred in Lobby Hero in 2002. Find out more about David Tennant in West End shows.

Max Webster directs, with sound design by Gareth Fry, and movement by Shelley Maxwell. Further casting and a creative team will be revealed soon. Macbeth runs from 8 December to 10 Feb. 2024.

Lynn Nottage’s Clyde’s will receive its European premiere at the Donmar Warehouse, with performances from 13 October to 2 December. Clyde’s follows the formerly incarcerated staff who work in a Pennsylvania-based truck stop sandwich shop.

In a New York Theatre Guide review, a critic said: “the production cooks on all burners… A final rebellious communal act of creativity turns out to be liberating for the kitchen crew. You can take the ending literally or poetically — either way it works, and it satisfies. Chalk that up to Nottage's theatrical 'wichcraft.”

Lynette Linton directs Clyde's, with design by Frankie Bradshaw, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick, and sound design by George Dennis.

The Donmar Warehouse is currently home to Private Lives starring Stephen Mangan. Future productions include Jack Thorne's When Winston Went to War with the Wireless, and the UK premiere of Next to Normal starring Caissie Levy.

Photo credit: David Tennant (Photo by Charlie Gray)

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